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Everyday objects are given a new life in innovative Gallery exhibition

‘Fragments Within’ follows the artistic mind of Ken Munsie as he creates artworks with objects that have had a previous life; once discarded, now reused, then reworked into quirky artworks. Munsie’s art is based on one simple element – rescued materials. 

‘Fragments Within’ is an innovative exhibition featuring works that encourage viewers to interact to completely understand the story. These works are themed on chambers hidden behind closed doors – when the doors are opened by the viewer, the mysterious and complicated story is revealed. Each piece in this interactive exhibition is a creation of its own, but when compiled they form a larger installation with its own overarching purpose and story. Each story is rich, complex and fuelled by Munsie’s own life experiences and his desire to give a new life to rescued objects.

Munsie primarily uses a combination of wood, paper and metal to create each of his works. However, upon closer exploration, viewers might recognise everyday objects including locks, watches, jewellery, postage stamps, furniture legs and Munsie’s signature intricately rolled scrolls. 

With undertones of life, death and rebirth, this exhibition is not to be missed. This exhibition will be on show from Thursday, 25 March until Saturday, 1 May 2021, with the official opening commencing Friday, 26 March 2021 at 6pm. The official opening is free, however registration is essential through Eventfinda.

Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information, or to make bookings for workshops and themed activities, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733.